Civil Rights

Help Preserve the Birthplace of the Modern LGBT Movement

“Let it forever be remembered that here—on this spot—men and women stood proud, they stood fast, so that we may […]

Reflecting on Selma, 50 Years Later

On March 7, 1965, courage and villainy collided on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, when John Lewis and […]

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others look on.

Fifty Years Later: Wilderness & Civil Rights in the Same Breath

Fifty years ago this summer, the 88th Congress passed the Civil Rights Act and the Wilderness Act, two landmark pieces […]

The annual commemoration at Port Chicago. National Park Service photo.

Commemorate Black History Month in 5 Unexpected Places

National park rangers and staff are some of the nation’s best storytellers, charged with protecting the most momentous places in […]

The clock tower and administration building in the Pullman Historic District in the 19th century.

One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park

Today, just days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Congress is one step closer to preserving a Chicago […]